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Confirmed list of compatible smart devices for the Pilot App

Discussion in 'DJI Go App' started by skillet, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. skillet

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    Since there are still many people coming here to ask what devices will work with the Pilot App, I thought that it will be nice to have a list of confirmed devices compiled by the forum subscribers. It seems to get complicated when coming to the Android devices especially as there are so many out there.

    Example:
    Brand: Samsung
    Model: Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    Any Issues: Performance etc.
     
  2. InterMurph

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    I am using a Nexus 7 (2013 version), which I just bought from Groupon for $135. It is running Android 4.4.4.

    I haven't taken it outside yet, but it works great in my office.

    And for those new to Android, I highly recommend the Nexus devices. They run pure Android software directly from Google, and thus are free of all of the custom interfaces that manufacturers use to differentiate their products.

    I also have a Nexus 9, which I will try to test today.
     
  3. shockwave199

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    I'm concerned about the 1.5 processor speed of that though. Let us know how it goes in flight. The nexus 7 I mean.
     
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  4. InterMurph

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    I just tried out my Nexus 9 on my 2nd remote.

    I had some trouble getting the remote into slave mode. I finally figured out that every time I wanted to put it in slave mode, I had to disable USB debugging, then re-enable it, then re-start the Pilot app. This is true even though I had permanently granted USB debugging permissions to the remote.

    I tried my other Nexus 7 on that same remote, and did not have the same problem.

    In addition, I found the 9-inch tablet to be a bit too large and too heavy for my liking. I prefer the Nexus 7 for both remotes.
     
  5. rilot

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    What's the update rate of the image like on the Nexus 7? I've seen some video of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S which is much more powerful and it looked very jerky compared to what I've been seeing on my iPad.
     
  6. shockwave199

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    Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

    I've just read a couple times from over at rcgroup that tablet runs butter smooth. I'm zeroing in on that one, if my LG-G 8.3 isn't good.
     
  7. turbodronepilot

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    Thanks for pointing that out shockwave199. .I was in a atnt store last night looking at tablets and I saw the galaxy and didn't think it was on dji's list of supported android devices so I'm glad to hear that it works well..
     
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    I've got an old Galaxy Tab 3, don't really use it and downloaded the app and seems to work ok, though a lot slower than the iPad Air 2 and has trouble keeping up with the camera.

    Also more useful when you do a IMU Calibration it'll say in red "IMU calibration OK" instead of the iOs app saying nothing.
     
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    I'm using a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with it, and it's working well. Smooth video - minimal lag.
     
  10. Dena_Drones_2

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    Im using nvidia shield,hands down smoothest out of android tablets
     
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    hi all, today was my first flight

    Brand: Motorola
    Model: Moto G
    Any Issues: Video a little lagged, but working fine
     
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    using an HTC One m8 and a galaxy note 8. The HTC has been flawless, the Note 8 video was good but the app crashed once mid flight didn't cause any problems just hovered for a few seconds till mid video link was back up
     
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    Currently using iPhone 6 Plus, never had any issues but really want a larger screen.
    Ive now decided to get an iPad Air 1 as reports are good.
     
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